Medical Education is referred to mother of education in Pakistan. It is the dream of every 3rd student in Pakistan to get medical education. The education of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) provides a bright, respected and reliable career to a student. It is the profession of saving lives, providing hopes to sick & disappointed people and aiding new life. The medical profession has been given much importance across the world and it provides highest paying jobs as well. The program of MBBS consists of five & half year medical course including one year compulsory rotator internship. The medical education system is being controlled by Pakistani Medical & Dental Council (PMDC). It was established in 1962 due to Ordinance 1962 as a body corporate. It helps to promote MBBS & BDS education in the country with the collaboration of Higher Education Commission (HEC). PMDC has set standard of education and every medical school & College in the country has to follow the instructions, rules & regulation issued PMDC. A doctor who wants to practice in or out of Pakistan has to get registered with PMDC. Pakistan is lacking from less doctors at the present and only 0.7 doctors against 1,000 patients in the country. The Pakistani doctors are given importance in all parts of the world, therefor a large number of doctors have travelled to foreign countries as they have been paid handsome salaries and other benefits. However, trend of medical education has increased in recent few years. Especially girls are keen to get medical education.
Every student who wants to start medical education at college level suffers due to lack of awareness about top medical colleges. The latest record reveals that there are 131 (One Hundred & Thirty One) Medical and Dental Colleges recognized by PMDC in Pakistan but question is that what is the best college for you? It is a very difficult to select the best college for medical education but dear students don’t to get worried. We are here to help you. We are going to provide you the list of top 10 medical colleges in Pakistan. We have spent good amount of time online and offline to overview all the medical & dental colleges from every aspect and finally prepared the list with unanimous decision. The list of top 10 medical colleges has been depicted as under:-
King Edward Medical College, Lahore:
Kind Edward Medical University also known as King Edward Medical College is one of the oldest medical institutions in Pakistan. It was established in 1860. The earlier name of the university was Lahore Medical College which was than named as King Edward Medical College on 21st December, 1991. This medical institution was formed before Medical College Kolkata, Madras Medical College, Chennai and Grant Medical College Bombay. The motto of the institution is “Aim High”. There are 07 Tertiary Care Hospital under the supervision of KEMU. It is recognized with Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. The quality of education in university is outstanding and only those students get chance to study here that are well intelligent. KEMU is supervised by the Vice Chancellor. There are more than 1300 undergraduates and over 800 postgraduate students are found to studying at any time. The hospital such as Mayo Hospital, Lady Willington, Lady Aitchison, Kot Khawaja Saeed Hospital and as well as Shahdra Hospital are attached with KEMU. The procedure of admission is very simple as 123. The merit of the university is very high therefore only students having highest marks in previously exams are entertained. Every person who wants to study in KEMU has to appear in entry test which is held in the month of September of every year. There are 05 years are required for completion of graduation program and after that one year internship is must from Mayo or any other government hospital for awarding of degree. The foreign students are also keen to get admission here due its quality education. Furthermore the degrees awarded by the university are recognized across the word. The education in following field is given:-
Under Graduate Program:
- Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
- Bachelor of Science (B.S. Honour).
- Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Post Graduate Program:
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
- Doctor of Medicine (MD).
- Master of Surgery (MS).
- Fellow of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (FCPS).
- Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP, UK).
- Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.).
Nishtar Medical College Multan:
Nishtar Medical College is the well-known medical Institution located in the Province of Punjab, Multan, Pakistan. It falls at 2nd position in the list of Top 10 medical colleges in Pakistan. This public institution was established in the month of April, 1951 with the motto of “Service & Discipline”. The college is affiliated with University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistani Medical & Dental Council, College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan and Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. The building of Nishtar Medical College is spacious. There are various departments housed in the building. A student who has certificate of High Secondary School Certificate is eligible for admission. The student has to take part in Medical College Admission Test conducted by University of Health Sciences Lahore every year. The student life in Nishtar Medical College is friendly environmental therefore a large number national and international students get enrolled here. The quality of education has been tremendous over the year therefore the students even from developed countries such as USA, Canada, UK & Bahrain travel for medical education. Due to quality of education & study environmental we have given place at 2 in the list of top 10 medical colleges in Pakistan.
Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women, Lahore:
Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women is the best medical educational institution located in Lahore. It was established in the month of March 1948 with the vision of provision of quality education to people. It is affiliated with Pakistan Medical & Dental Council, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, university of the Punjab and College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan. It was established by Balak Ram which was the son of Sir Ganga Ram. The earlier name of the college was Balak Ram Medical College however after independence with the approval Muhammad Ali Jinnah College was once again started with the name of Fatima Jinnah Medical College. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is the teaching institution for FJMC. The students who complete five year graduation education get practiced in Ganga Ram Hospital. The college was converted into university on 30th June, 2015 by Health Department, Government of the Punjab and the then Principal was appointed as Vice Chancellor of the University. It is the great medical institution for females who irritate to study in co-education system. The standard of the university is very high. The degrees awarded by the FJMC are recognized worldwide. The admission procedure is very simple.
Army Medical College, Rawalpindi:
Army Medical College also known as AMC is the largest medical educational institution located in Rawalpindi. It was established in 1977 by Pakistan Army. It was affiliated with Quid-e-Azam University, Islamabad however it is affiliated with National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Pakistan. The quality of education in the university is splendid. The institution produces 200 MBBS doctors annually. The large number national and foreign students get admission every year. FSc Premedical certificate with at least 70% is must for a student. The building of college is beautiful, attracted and equipped with required things. The detail of 05 MBBS program is given as under:-
1st Professional Examination:
- Anatomy & Histology.
- Islamic & Pakistan Studies.
2nd Professional Examination:
- Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
- Forensic Medicine & Toxicology.
3rd Professional Examination:
- Gynecology / Obstetrics
Allama Iqbal Medial College, Lahore:
Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore was established in the month of Mat, 1975. The earlier name of the college was Lahore Medical College which was then changed to Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore to give honour to the great philosopher. The earlier attached hospital with this medical institution was Services Hospital but later on Jinnah Hospital was built as dedicated teaching Hospital. The building of college is capacious. The students are being provided facilities of well-furnished class rooms with the facility of air-condition. The hostel has also been established for the students studying from other provinces and foreign students. The quality of education has been tremendous over the year therefore it is the reason large number of national and international students wish to get medical education. The college is affiliated with Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Medical & Dental Council, College of Physiotherapists, Mayo Hospital, Superior University, Lahore, Riphah College of Orthopedic Surgeons & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Lahore and University of Health Sciences, Lahore. A large number of private medical institutions are also affiliated with the college. Furthermore the students of this medical college are providing opportunities to take part in curricular & sports activities. The managerial staff provides facilities to the students, doctors & faculty members in following games:-
- Separate Gymnasia.
Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur:
This is most prestigious, renowned and well-known medical institution in the province of Punjab. It was founded by the then Governor of Govt. of the Punjab with the motto of “Success through Perseverance” in the month of December, 1971 at Bahawalpur. There was dire need to have a well-equipped medical college for the students living in this area because before its creation students had to travel to other cities to get medical education. This institution is affiliated with Higher Education Commission, Pakistan and Pakistani Medical & Dental Council. College is situated on 200 acres. All possible facilities have been provided to the students and members of the college including accommodation, transportation and cafeteria. The quality of education of the college has been upto the mark therefore every year produces quality graduates that serve the nation. Admissions are offered for graduate, post graduate and courses twice a year. The students are rewarded admission purely on merit. Entry test is being conducted for selection of students for different program.
Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad:
Punjab Medical College which is also known as PMC was established on 1973. The affiliation hospital of the college is Allied Hospital and District Headquarters Hospital. It is located at Faisalabad. Hostel facilities are provided to the students separately for girls and boys. College is affiliated with University of Health Sciences and Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. Graduate, Post-Graduate and medical courses are offered every year for 02 times. It has been considered too tough to take admission in the college due to very high merit however; the students with intellectual abilities get admission with ease. Students are warmly welcomed by the college countrywide. The foreign students also show interest to get educate here. Due to marvelous education system hundreds of graduate students provided splendid career in the field of medical. The degrees offered in this college are given preference in overseas countries.
Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore:
Services Institution of Medical Sciences was recently established in 2003 with the motto of “In Thy Light Shall We See Light”. It was founded by Professor Dr. Faisal Masud. It is located the 6 Birdwood Road, Lahore. The new campus of the college has been construction into the building of Punjab Institute of Cardiology. The facility of e-library has been provided to the students wherein thousands of books relating to the medical fields are available. Higher Education Commission has also granted access to e-library. The building of institution is fully equipped with all the facilities required in this era. Basically, there are 04 departments where medical education is given are mentioned as:
- Basic Science Department.
- Medicine & Allied Department.
- Surgery & Allied Department.
- Administrative Department.
190 students are rewarded admission every year on merit after admission test conducted by University of Health Sciences, Lahore. The foreign students are also given chance to get admission through HEC. It is affiliated with Pakistan Medical & Dental Council and University of Health Sciences.
Sargodha Medical College, Sargodha:
Sargodha Medical College was formed by former Chief Minister of Punjab, Ch. Pervaiz Elahi in 2006 to provide facilities of quality medical education to the people of Sargodha and its surrounding areas. It is affiliated with College of Physicians & Surgeon, Pakistan Medical & Dental Council and university of Health Sciences. The management of the university has been successful to provide quality education since its creation. The students living other cities prefer to get education here due to excellent educational environment. District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) is the teaching hospital for this institution. Opportunities are being given to the students in the play of cricket, football, volleyball, badminton, chess and as well as swimming. The following programs are offered in the college:-
- Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
- MCPS & FCPS.
- M-Phil & PhD.
- MSc Medial Nutrition & Dietetics.
Sheikh Zayed Medical College & Hospital:
The College was established on 2003 to tribute of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The nick name of the college is SZMC. It is located at at Rahim Yar Khan. It is self-financed Medical College which was formed on the recommendation of Punjab Government. There was no proper medical institution in Rahim Yar Khan and surrounding areas therefore it was need of time to establish medical college for students who want to get education in the field of medical. Sheikh Zayed Hospital is associated with it as teaching hospital. Degrees are being offered in the following programs:-
- Basic Science Departments.
- Medicine & Allied Department.
- Surgery & Allied Department.